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Parents draw amazing napkin art for their sons’ lunches each day


On a couple of occasions we’ve spotlighted parents who illustrate their children’s lunch bags, but I’m pretty sure this is the first time we’ve seen napkins as canvases: Laughing Squid points us to the Kirbys, who include intricately drawn paper napkins with their sons’ `daily lunches, many of which feature comics characters, Futurama or The Simpsons (and occasionally mash-ups of two of those).

“We make these colored napkins daily for our sons’ lunches. They are both in grade school,” the Kirbys explain. “We started these with our first son in first grade, many years ago, and continue to make at least 2 a day (to stay current!). These napkins have become fun to share with their tablemates, classes, and teachers. These images are typically ink on white napkins. Some napkins have been for friends or differing occasions.”

Check out some of the comics-themed drawings below, and many, many more on their blog.





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that is all kinds of awesome

Steve LeCouilliard

November 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm

These are very cool. Let me draw your attention to another guy who does the same kind of thing, Emmy winning animation character designer Thomas N. Perkins IV

Steve: We did indeed cover the Perkins lunchbag blog, way back in August 2012 (

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